Mercury Work Group
UDEQ is facilitating a Mercury Work Group (MWG) to coordinate and collaborate mercury studies and investigations ongoing in Utah. Stakeholders from a broad base of state, federal, and non-profit agencies, industry, and the public, will participate to maximize the group’s effectiveness.
MWG meetings are open to all interested parties and will be held quarterly, as best as possible. The initial objectives of the group follow below, however, the group will undoubtedly shape these objectives as work progresses on this issue:
- To provide the citizens of Utah with current, accurate and understandable information on the human and ecological concerns posed by mercury.
- To develop an ongoing systematic, logical, and defensible mercury monitoring program to assess mercury levels in fish and waterfowl tissue.
- To share technical information, data, and results of any investigations on mercury.
- To coordinate and collaborate efforts by private and public entities in researching mercury issues in Utah in order to most effectively utilize the limited resources available.
- To provide the citizens of Utah with access to mercury data, advisories, and information via websites, printed materials, and contact information for public health officials.
For more information on the MWG, please contact John Whitehead, DWQ.
|Anglers Group||Paul Dremann|
|Duck Club||Bruce Waddell|
|Department of Agriculture||Ronney Arndt|
|Department of Health||Craig Dietrich|
|Division of Air Quality||Steve Packham|
|Division of Environmental Response and Remediation||Scott Everett|
|Division of Water Quality||John Whitehead|
|Division of Wildlife Resources||Roger Wilson|
|Environmental Organization||Maunsel Pearce|
|EPA Region 8||Sandie Spense|
|Great Salt Lakekeeper||Jeff Salt|
|Local Health Department||Kevin Ockleberry|
|Mining Representative||Todd Bingham|
|Power Generating Industry||James Campbell|
|Tribal Interests||Jason Walker|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||Christine Cline|
|U.S. Geological Survey||Christopher Shope|
|University of Utah||Bill Johnson|
|Utah Medical Association||Jane Bowman|